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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Original Face

There's a light bulb in everyone
Bright enough to swallow the sun,
Earth and sky are all one taste,
There is just the original face.

- from a song by Stuart Davis

My sister has started a blog! :) It's of the pictures she draws every morning before she goes to work. This one shown above, the latest, is called "Original Face" and has to do with Zen Buddhism. As Wikipedia writes ....

The original face is a concept in Zen Buddhism. It originates in the following koan:

What did your face look like before your parents were born?

This koan is an invitation for one to recognize the empty nature of reality by looking beyond the particulars of one's socio-cultural and psychological understanding of self, body, and mind.


Blogger victor said...

Crystal! Do you realize that she may never forgive you for having introduced U.S. to her site. Scary!

I hear ya! Does U.S. stand for Usual Sinners?

Whatever! :)

9:10 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Interesting! And that picture is so cute. I admire anyone who creates before going to work.

10:01 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Thanks, you guys - I'll pass it along to my sis :)

11:05 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Would she mind if we told her we appreciated her artwork, and that we also appreciated her awesome sister? :)

8:06 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Jeff :)

11:10 AM  

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